Undergraduate students are welcome to apply for Student At Large (SAL) positions on any of the USSU Committees that may be of interest. Committee descriptions and responsibilities are available below or the USSU Bylaw.

Students may also read the SAL Policy for more information regarding their responsibilities as a Student At Large.

If any of the following committees are of interest to you, please submit an online application by 9:00 am, February 8, 2016.

Students may apply for any of the following:

Academic Affairs Committee
Budget and Finance Committee
Elections Committee
Indigenous Student Affairs Committee
International Student Affairs Committee

To fill out a Student At Large application, click here.

 

Committee Overviews

The USSU is governed by University Students’ Council; to aid Students’ Council, there are a number of committees that review issues in depth and provide recommendations for action to the Executive. Below are the mandates, time commitments, and Student At Large (SAL) positions available for each committee. More information can be found by reviewing the USSU Bylaw or speaking with the USSU Executive.

Committees:

Committee Mandate Commitment SAL Positions available
Academic Affairs Committee (USSU) Academic Affairs Committee shall:
(a) determine all academic policies and programs of the Students’ Union, subject to ratification by the Council; and (b) implement those academic policies as requested by the Council.
4 hours per term 3
Budget & Finance Committee (USSU) The Budget and Finance Committee shall:
(a) consider all financial matters referred to it by the Council or the Executive Committee and making recommendations to the Council; (b) seek to ensure that members of the Union, are, as much as possible, made aware of the financial activities of the Union; (c) review Union fees to assess their value and impact on members; (d) develop long-term strategies for administering student fees in keeping with the Union’s mission; and (e) be responsible for all issues and communications arising from or to student groups, including funding, ratification, insurance and event coordination.
1-2 hours a week 2
Elections Committee (USSU) The Elections Committee shall:
(a) conduct elections and referenda in accordance with the Articles and this bylaw; (b) conduct elections in accordance with the Election Schedule pursuant to section 59; (c) conduct referenda in accordance with the Referendum Schedule pursuant to section 70; (d) be knowledgeable about other procedures and policies necessary for a proper election; (e) interpret and enforce Part 3 of this bylaw; (f) preside over the vote-counting mechanism and election data; (g) remain explicitly and implicitly impartial by not supporting any candidate or registered campaign committee during an election or referendum; (h) develop policies as required; and (i) perform other tasks as delegated by Council.
4 hours, per term  2
External Affairs Committee (USSU) The External Committee shall:
(a) improve communication between members, the Union, and national and provincial lobbying organizations to which the Union belongs;
(b) develop, organize, and distribute lobbying campaign information to the members;
(c) where the Union holds membership in a national or provincial lobbying organization, assess that membership annually;
(d) assist the Executive and Council in other lobbying campaigns undertaken by the Union.
4 hours per term 3
Indigenous Students Committee (USSU) The Indigenous Affairs Committee shall seek to strengthen and uphold the relationship between the Union and the Indigenous Students’ Council and Indigenous Students, without limiting the generality of the foregoing: (a) improving communication and/or relations between Aboriginal members, the Indigenous Students’ Council, and the Union; (b) advising the Union on measures to promote, support and/or celebrate the success of Indigenous Students USSU Bylaw 13 (c) advising the Union on measures, initiatives, and/or opportunities that would help to strengthen relationships between the Union, including its departments and operations, Indigenous Students and the broader Aboriginal community (d) developing, organizing, and/or running campaigns dedicated to issues relating to Indigenous Student issues (1) helping the Indigenous Students’ Council and/or the broader Aboriginal community to develop, organize, and/or run campaigns dedicated to issues relating to Indigenous Student issues. (e) meeting at minimum of twice per term (f) The Aboriginal Affairs Committee shall analyze non-academic, non-governmental issues that the Council deems to be important to members and make recommendations to Council with regard to these affairs when appropriate. 4 hours per term 4 Self Declared Aboriginal Students
International Students Committee (USSU) The International Student Affairs Committee shall seek to strengthen and uphold the relationship between the Union and International Student Bodies, and International Students, without limiting the generality of the foregoing: improve communication and/or relations between international members and the Union; advise the Union on measures to provide advocacy and/or support for the unique challenges faced by International Students develop, organize, and/or run campaigns dedicated to issues relating to International Students assisting International Students to develop, organize, and/or run campaigns dedicated to issues relating to International Student issues: (a) meeting a minimum of twice per term (b) the International Affairs Committee shall analyze nonacademic, non- governmental issues that the Council deems to be important to members and make recommendations to Council with regard to these affairs when appropriate. 4 hours per term 4 self Declared International Students
Student Affairs Committee (USSU) The Student Affairs Committee shall analyse non-academic, nongovernmental issues that the Council deems to be important to members and make recommendations to Council with regard to these affairs when appropriate. 4 hours per term 3
Sustainability Committee (USSU) The sustainability committee shall: ensure the sustainability of Union operations through analysis of current and potential business practices and partners; (b) be responsible for implementing operational policies as requested by Council; (c) develop sustainability policies as required; (d) advise the Union on how to better implement sustainability policies, if necessary; and (e) develop, organize, and implement the distribution of sustainability information to the members 2 hours per term 3
University of Saskatchewan Student Forum (U of S) A body meant to facilitate conversations and discussions between university administration and undergraduate and graduate students. 3 hours per term  4